Hope the weather up there is less miserable than it is here today. It hasn’t been the best of weeks so apart from walking the dog and trying to find somewhere to park and catch the heron that is wandering the roadside I haven’t really been out all that much.
On the other hand, staying in has allowed me to do a fair bit of research for the hillfort and its environs, and I even managed to dredge up a back issue of an archaeological magazine that reports on the original excavations there. Fascinating reading after what we had come up with, I have to say. I’ll bring it up with me for the Ilkley trip. The walls there must have been quite something, but far from being just an Iron Age site, the finds go all the way back as far as human history in the area… which accords well with what we had suspected; that these places meant more than just safety to our ancestors.
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